Overdraft Protection

What You Need to Know about Overdrafts and Overdraft Fees
 
An overdraft occurs when you do not have enough money in your account to cover a transaction, but we pay it anyway. We can cover your overdrafts in two different ways:
  1. We have standard overdraft practices that come with your account.
  2. We also offer overdraft protection plans, such as a link to a savings account, which may be less expensive than our standard overdraft practices. To learn more, ask us about these plans.
 
This notice explains our standard overdraft practices.
 
What are the standard overdraft practices that come with my account?
 
We do authorize and pay overdrafts for the following types of transactions:
  1. Checks and other transactions made using your checking account number
  2. Automatic bill payments
 
We do not authorize and pay overdrafts for the following types of transactions unless you ask us to (see below):
  1. ATM transactions
  2. Everyday debit card transactions
 
We pay overdrafts at our discretion, which means we do not guarantee that we will always authorize and pay any type of transaction.
If you do not authorize us to pay an overdraft and charge the appropriate fees, your transaction will be declined.
 
What fees will I be charged if Bank of St. Francisville pays my overdraft?
 
Under our standard overdraft practices:
  1. We will charge you a fee of up to $28.00 each time we pay an overdraft.
  2. Also, we will charge an additional $5.00 for each 5 consecutive business days in which your account remains overdrawn.
 
There is no limit on the total fees we can charge you for overdrawing your account.
 
What if I want Bank of St. Francisville to authorize and pay overdrafts on my ATM and everyday debit card transactions?
 
If you want us to authorize and pay overdrafts on ATM and everyday debit card transactions, complete the form below and deliver it to Bank of St. Francisville in person or mail to:
 PO Box 818; St. Francisville, LA 70775 or call us at 225-635-6397.